Guild Wars 2 75% off - £8.74 from 4PM Friday
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Guild Wars 2 75% off - £8.74 from 4PM Friday

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Found 6th Mar 2015
Blerb:
To celebrate our WTS Finals and the first playable demo of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, we’re offering both Guild Wars 2 Digital Heroic Edition and Digital Deluxe edition at 75% off* this Friday 6 March through Sunday 8 March.

NOTE: Website will be updated after 4PM UK time, due to time zones.

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43 Comments

Great price, so much entertainment for such little investment.

I wonder if this is to compete with ESO going 'buy once, play forever' in a couple of weeks.

CookieMunzta

Great price, so much entertainment for such little investment.I wonder if … Great price, so much entertainment for such little investment.I wonder if this is to compete with ESO going 'buy once, play forever' in a couple of weeks.



I think 'subscription free' is much less of a mouthful.

PurplePerson

I think 'subscription free' is much less of a mouthful.



I usually say that but people seem to think I mean F2P.

CookieMunzta

I usually say that but people seem to think I mean F2P.



I know what you mean. When it was announced that Elder Scrolls was going subscription-free it was somewhat annoying when most people described the change as going free-to-play. It's almost as if they didn't understand English.

Do these MMOs have an ending or do they go on forever?

Original Poster

webmonkey

Do these MMOs have an ending or do they go on forever?



Guild Wars 2 has a main story line that your character can follow. Once complete, you can create another character of a different race and follow their story. It's not as if you get to the ending and the credits roll, you're left to your own devices to further your character and compete with the rest of the world... but of course you don't have to.
All around the world has smaller storylines running that you can partake in, and generally should try to as you'll be rewarded with better equipment, weapons, armour and abilities, to name a few, for your character (and account in general) to make use of.
You'll level up, from 1 to 80 as the game progresses, once you hit level 80, it's not game over. Again the game continues... if you want it to.

Personally, for me, once I hit max level in an MMO, it's pretty much game over for me and I'll switch to another character, different race or class to see how they play. Once I've played the ones I like the sound of, I'll have a good idea of what I want to play and do later on in the game and then I'll go back and continue from there on.

Generally, in a MMORPG there is a lot of content to complete outside of max level or main story line, with events, dungeons/instances, professions. Including exploration, in Guild Wars' case it becomes some what of a puzzle at times, as there are a lot of hidden places that you're rewarded for finding.


I occasionally log into GW2 to see what's new. I certainly enjoyed the main story line, only issue i had with the game was it felt to grindy once you hit cap but most MMO's are like that anyway.

Here's a screenshot of one of the world bosses.
http://i.gyazo.com/99e8a7a3be7a70a671f343c1ff7fb324.png

CookieMunzta

Great price, so much entertainment for such little investment.I wonder if … Great price, so much entertainment for such little investment.I wonder if this is to compete with ESO going 'buy once, play forever' in a couple of weeks.



nah. they are bumping up the player base in preparation for the upcoming expansion. they ran the same promotion when the new expansion was announced.

heat from me. its a lot of game for £8ish

Retro89

I occasionally log into GW2 to see what's new. I certainly enjoyed the … I occasionally log into GW2 to see what's new. I certainly enjoyed the main story line, only issue i had with the game was it felt to grindy once you hit cap but most MMO's are like that anyway. Here's a screenshot of one of the world bosses.


Been a while since I played, but is that the boss where adds spawn all around constantly, and then there are cannons you can use?

I'm sure I defeated one of the world bosses and it took forever. Damn good fun though. Thoroughly enjoyed the leveling.



No thats Tequatl the sunless, the Dragon in the picture is Jormag.

Si__

Guild Wars 2 has a main story line that your character can follow. Once … Guild Wars 2 has a main story line that your character can follow. Once complete, you can create another character of a different race and follow their story. It's not as if you get to the ending and the credits roll, you're left to your own devices to further your character and compete with the rest of the world... but of course you don't have to.All around the world has smaller storylines running that you can partake in, and generally should try to as you'll be rewarded with better equipment, weapons, armour and abilities, to name a few, for your character (and account in general) to make use of. You'll level up, from 1 to 80 as the game progresses, once you hit level 80, it's not game over. Again the game continues... if you want it to.



nice explanation, thanks. this is where ESO let me down, once you'd completed the main story, you had a chance to repeat it but in a different alliance, which was weird because a few days ago you hated these guys & were fighting them all. i never/ haven't finished the main storylines in SWTOR or GW2 so i'm not sure what happens with them.

unbelievable value

as others have said it's a hell of a lot of game for £8 - i paid full price on release and it was great value at that too.

having said that, i eventually got bored of it.

now just waiting for FFXIV to go subscription free.....

djbenny1

unbelievable valueas others have said it's a hell of a lot of game for £8 … unbelievable valueas others have said it's a hell of a lot of game for £8 - i paid full price on release and it was great value at that too.having said that, i eventually got bored of it.now just waiting for FFXIV to go subscription free.....



Please Please Please! FFXIV go subscription free

I really wanted to love this after the amount of hours I put into GW1. It looks amazing but just lacked the skill variance and dungeon gameplay.

Still fantastic value!
Edited by: "delsaber" 6th Mar 2015

GW2 ftw
If only it was this price 3 years ago..

Good deal. I bought it when it was a similar price a few weeks ago.

PurplePerson

I know what you mean. When it was announced that Elder Scrolls was going … I know what you mean. When it was announced that Elder Scrolls was going subscription-free it was somewhat annoying when most people described the change as going free-to-play. It's almost as if they didn't understand English.



well yeah. buy the game and then it's free to play on their servers. no monthly fee. Still need to buy the game. easier to use b2p and f2p terms, cant really get them wrong. But given the main difference was removal of the monthly fee. it was described as going free on a lot of sites. People still understood you needed to purchase the game but once you did you didn't need to pay to access the server.

Great game - main storyline for each race plays out nicely and each successive update adds a new side quest which you can choose whether or not to take up. While I'm not doing dailies/weeklies on it like I did nearer release, it's still good to drop back into.

Heat.

First MMO I've played where levelling is actually fun, unlike WoW.

Your comments have convinced me, people. I'm biting on this.

The game is great and at this price worth it. Sadly Areanet are not. Currently have a problem with my account as they make you join it up with your GW1 account and well, 22 days and they still haven't replied.

Brilliant game, I've spent close to 1000 hours on it! As said, once the main story is completed there's still tonnes to do, dungeon crawling, world bosses, organised events through guilds, fractals, etc.

Can this be played as a single player game?

FollowThru

Can this be played as a single player game?


its online only but you don't have to team up with people intentionally, they will just be there. Some harder tasks require a coordinated team but you can easily avoid those for the most part

Man I really want to play this game but I just know I won't have the time to put in the hours to get the most out of it. Spent hundreds of hours on Guild Wars 1 as a teen. Those were the days...

as of 15:15 this now live

Damn you all..... I said i was not buying any games this month.

Is deluxe worth the extra money?

I remember GW1. I used to power level people by running to droknars forge. Dear me... It was fun!

Bought it when it was last on sale. Could not get into it. It just seems so much more cluttered then WoW.

Thats cheap. I got for £20 last less then a month and it was well worth it. HOT!

Original Poster

HovisBread

Is deluxe worth the extra money?



I don't think so.

Most of it you can buy in the game anyway or get them as rewards.

With the exception of the Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill. A wolf that fights alone side you for 30 seconds every few minutes. Even then, you earn skill points to unlock more of the same type of 'elite' skills, like there is a robot that does the same, or a robot you can climb into and control etc that you'll probably prefer to use as an elite skill.

Golem Banker is nice but it's pretty useless. You can buy that functionality off the auction house system anyway... or just click the 'PvP' button at anytime and visit the banker and auction house there. Exiting PVP takes you back in the game world where you were last.

Pretty much, all of it can be earned in the game and it doesn't take long, none of it will give you any extra over any of the basic heroic edition players... and if you're new to the game, the extras like the experience booster (that you can also get very easily), banker, tome of influence etc are going to be wasted until you know what you're doing.


kizzaleet

Bought it when it was last on sale. Could not get into it. It just seems … Bought it when it was last on sale. Could not get into it. It just seems so much more cluttered then WoW.



Yeah, I came from World of Warcraft too. Long time wow player from vanilla and, you know it's not WoW.
It doesn't try to be like WoW, it is very different. As you've found out, it's not simply another WoW wanna be with no subscription costs.

Sure, it's a MMORPG, but you don't even do quests in the traditional sense of WoW, all quests world are communal to the area of interest of the quest. Meaning everyone helps to complete the quest if you're in the area of that quest.
There are professions, like mining in WoW, but again, it's more forgiving and both you and someone else can go and mine that iron resource, no one is going to steal it from you.

The world isn't as free flowing as WoW, and there is a good reason for that. Puzzles, lots of areas where the game has hidden bits for you to explore find and be rewarded for it. The art style is very different from WoW, and getting used to having a google maps style ability to zoom in to maps can feel weird at first, and certainly for me running from one location to another felt strange when looking at the map because things felt further away then they actually were. That wasn't the game's fault, rather me assuming it'd act like WoW map.

Also, if you are a WoW player and expect to see the weapon stats and items colours be the same, you're going to be slightly confused. Greens are better then blues in GW2, and the names of the stats are different too.... also, try not to be too confused that there aren't any one class that is dedicated to tanking or healing, as everyone has the ability to heal, themselves and others. When you're dead, you can be revived by other players (or pets).

What I'm trying to say is, it's really not WoW. Try to not expect it to be WoW and play it as a new game, it really is worth it when you get into it. I'm not hating on WoW, it's just apples and oranges.

Amazing game a amazing price! Heat op.

HovisBread

Is deluxe worth the extra money?

kizzaleet

Bought it when it was last on sale. Could not get into it. It just seems … Bought it when it was last on sale. Could not get into it. It just seems so much more cluttered then WoW.



Thanks for your reply. Gives a lot of useful information for people who want to try the game. I was expecting something the same as wow and did not give it a chance.

HovisBread

Is deluxe worth the extra money?

kizzaleet

Bought it when it was last on sale. Could not get into it. It just seems … Bought it when it was last on sale. Could not get into it. It just seems so much more cluttered then WoW.



I appreciate the response, I'm in.

Awesome timing. Been looking for this cheap for a while. Bought and currently downloading!

No need to go through VPN to get it 2 pound cheaper(turns out it doesn't work payment doesn't get authorized error comes up), just put your country as something like Gambia and it will change to dollars and gets processed through paypal fine.

Works out $10 which is £6.86 enjoy everyone

megaheat...awesome game

i never really got into WoW at all, more of an FPS online gamer myself (and played GW1 for ages)....however bought this 4-5 weeks ago when was this sale price then, been playing it nearly every night for 1-2 hours since.

just got my first main character to level 80 (by not even doing all the story mode, but mainly by doing side quests, lots of exploration and some WvW).

ive had to create alternative characters for additional inventory storage, and for trying them out in PvP...as i seem to be continually running out of space as constantly get sooo much loot...

for me it was really fun to start with - you get rewarded for practically everything...every few mins...and there is a lot of choice what to do ...learning new things...this is a game you need a couple of weeks to soak in and get your head round all the different items and things to do...

i even bought the logitech G600 MMO mouse (also posted on HUKD a week or so ago for half price)
but still getting used to the mouse...

everynight at midnight UK time you can fight that Tequatl boss along with about another 50 players at the same time and get loads of loot that you can sell on the instant access 'easy to use' trading centre or just use it on your characters.

TIP! join the boss map area a good 10 - 15 minutes early so you get a map with lots of people and at least 3 commanders...then it's a bit of a breeze but still a blast...

now with my level 80 - i will spend more time on online competitive play PvP and WvW ..as well doing the odd dungeons and more map completion...mainly working on getting a good set of exotic / ascended armour and legendary weapons...atm

so without a doubt..if played GW1 it's definitely worth £8.75,
this is definitely more aimed at casual players but who has time to play for 4-5 hours at a time nowadays....
(ahh good old days indeed...)

i preordered this originally on release as a CD key but Arenanet cancelled my serial due to some dodgy online cd key seller...
however i didn't enjoy it as much in the beta and at release as i have done for the past few weeks....

who knows if i will be playing GW2 as intensively in a month or so, but got my monies worth so far...(as let my PS+ membership lapse - as got bored of many hours playing TLOU on PS3 and PS4 - so this has worked out nearly free for me!!)

btw i joined a guild (clan) straight away (when got into PvP arena around level 21 or something) which is useful for tips and advice, but you can pretty much get to a character to level 80 with no mates and minor interactions if that is your path

ps. off to play PvP and fight the Teq boss now
pps. pick a good server so busy but not too busy so not long queue times for PvP or WvW
ppps. personally i love the GFX, got them all nearly maxed out...now just need to get by poor GPU fans fixed or replaced


Edited by: "hypa3000" 7th Mar 2015

second thoughts, if you are an avid HUKD community member / fan then you will hate this game....
so many rewards and bargains everyday and not enough room or storage for it all...
i actually spend half my 'gaming time' clearing out storage and selling non-essential stuff--(for the best possible price) -which can be a challenge in itself...

if you do not heed my advice and still buy this 'hoarders nightmare of a game' - then

1) use the maximum of 5 characters for additional free storage (and use the loot bags you discard / gain from main character to bump up your alt's)

and

2) buy some maximum 20 item loot bags for minimum price of around 5 - 6 gold
(by buying 3 candycorn cobs on the black lion trading window and exchanging them for a 20 item loot bag (haloween pai bag) from Halloween festivity merchant in Lion's arch) - offer may be for limited time...

and / or

3) spend real money for upgraded bank storage
Edited by: "hypa3000" 8th Mar 2015

Original Poster

hypa3000

second thoughts, if you are an avid HUKD community member / fan then you … second thoughts, if you are an avid HUKD community member / fan then you will hate this game....so many rewards and bargains everyday and not enough room or storage for it all...i actually spend half my 'gaming time' clearing out storage and selling non-essential stuff--(for the best possible price) -which can be a challenge in itself...if you do not heed my advice and still buy this 'hoarders nightmare of a game' - then 1) use the maximum of 5 characters for additional free storage (and use the loot bags you discard / gain from main character to bump up your alt's)and 2) buy some maximum 20 item loot bags for minimum price of around 5 - 6 gold (by buying 3 candycorn cobs on the black lion trading window and exchanging them for a 20 item loot bag (haloween pai bag) from Halloween festivity merchant in Lion's arch) - offer may be for limited time...and / or 3) spend real money for upgraded bank storage



1. You can use the cog icon in your inventory window to access a popup menu and deposit all usable crafting items. That's separate from your bank bags, and can be accessed from your banker or crafting tables. This saves a lot of space. Other items, such as greens, blues and even whites, as well as trophy items can be salvaged for crafting items and karma/xp packs with a salvage kit from most vendors, again most of this can then be deposited into your bank's crafting tab. The crafting tab is free and pretty much unlimited for crafting materials.

2. As with any MMORPG game starting out, you're going to struggle with not having a huge amount of goods, be it crafting materials, money, armour or indeed bags. The candy corn way is great, and a quick and easy way to get to lion's arch is via the PVP tab, enter PVP map, and then use the portal out of the map to get to Lion's Arch, at the centre of the map is the festive NPC.

3. While it certainly makes it ease to purchase additional bag space, gold and even character slots with real money by buying the Gems from the store, once you're a bit higher level and the gold starts rolling in you can trade the gold for gems using the store. So you don't have to spend real money. This really is no different then how other MMORPGs work, like World of Warcraft where you need to purchase each bank slot and provide your own bag for the space too.
You can buy gems in game gold that you've earned from playing, or with real money to unlock additional bank and character slots.


But yeah, the game does reward you ... a bit OTT. Still, I've found it's pretty quick to break down the items and deposit them and vender the left over junk.

As for PvP, in case anyone else is wondering. Your main character if you join WvW PvP doesn't really matter too much, as they outfit you with gear and let you chose from lvl 80 gear as well.

Certainly for less then the cost of 1 months WoW subscription, it's an awful lot of gameplay even if you stop playing after 100 hours.... and that's so very easily done.
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